Gallus Anonymus

1010 - 1145

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Gallus Anonymus (Polonized variant: Gall Anonim) is the name traditionally given to the anonymous author of Gesta principum Polonorum (Deeds of the Princes of the Poles), composed in Latin between 1112 and 1118. Gallus is generally regarded as the first historian to have described the history of Poland. His Chronicles are an obligatory text for university courses in Polish history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gallus Anonymus has received more than 87,318 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Gallus Anonymus is the 7,051st most popular politician (down from 6,151st in 2019), the 1,909th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,656th in 2019) and the 503rd most popular Italian Politician.

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Among politicians, Gallus Anonymus ranks 7,051 out of 15,710Before him are Spytihněv I, Duke of Bohemia, John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, Wilhelm Kube, Silbannacus, Ariobarzanes I of Cappadocia, and Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony. After him are Manuel Kantakouzenos, Walthari, Win Myint, José Figueres Ferrer, Abi-Eshuh, and Sextus Aelius Paetus Catus.

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Among people born in 1010, Gallus Anonymus ranks 10Before him are Andrew I of Hungary, Pope Alexander II, Robert de Craon, Antipope Honorius II, Antipope Victor IV, and William Iron Arm. After him are Benno, Morphia of Melitene, Drogo of Hauteville, and Anno II. Among people deceased in 1145, Gallus Anonymus ranks 3Before him are Pope Lucius II and Abraham bar Hiyya. After him are Zhang Zeduan and Tashfin ibn Ali.

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Among people born in Italy, Gallus Anonymus ranks 1,909 out of 4,088Before him are Adelaide of Susa (1020), Giovanni Mocenigo (1409), Julia (-190), Antonio Possevino (1533), Marisa Pavan (1932), and Maria Gonzaga, Duchess of Montferrat (1609). After him are Stefano Landi (1587), Andrea de Cesaris (1959), Sextus Aelius Paetus Catus (-300), Eugenio Barba (1936), Cecilia Bartoli (1966), and Renato Corti (1936).


Among politicians born in Italy, Gallus Anonymus ranks 503Before him are Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte (1815), Adelaide of Susa (1020), Giovanni Mocenigo (1409), Julia (-190), Antonio Possevino (1533), and Maria Gonzaga, Duchess of Montferrat (1609). After him are Sextus Aelius Paetus Catus (-300), Quintus Fulvius Flaccus (-300), Laura Martinozzi (1639), Bettino Ricasoli (1809), Iullus Antonius (-43), and Giorgio Perlasca (1910).